“Under Offer” – Land at Morningside Close/Fairfield Avenue, Droylsden, Manchester, M43 6TU

Category For Sale
Type Development Opportunity
Size 43,560 sq ft / 4,046.9 sq m
Price £300,000


Cleared Site of Former Training Centre.
Benefit of Lapsed Planning Permission for Erection of 18 (no.) Apartments.
Potential for Residential or Community Uses, Subject to Planning.
0.35 Acres (0.14 Ha), or thereabouts.
Just Outside Conservation Area and Garden Suburb.
Established Residential Area.
Suburban Location Between Ashton and Manchester.
Informal Tender. Sealed Written Offers by 12.00pm (Noon) on Friday 10th December 2021.

FOR SALE: Offers in Excess of £300,000.

The land is situated on the western side of Fairfield Avenue, facing the junction with Broadway, in a mainly residential area of Fairfield between Audenshaw and Openshaw. It is just to the North of Manchester Road/Ashton Old Road (A635) in close proximity to Fairfield High School and Fairfield Moravian Church settlement and conservation area. There are main bus routes along Manchester Road and Droylsden Metrolink is within walking distance, as is Fairfield railway station on the Manchester to Rose Hill Marple line.

The land comprises the rectangular site of a former adult education centre, demolished in 2005. It is fairly level, mainly enclosed, with low fencing and has a former vehicle access point to the Fairfield Avenue frontage. It is overgrown with established tree cover and mature undergrowth and it is understood that this includes a small area of Japanese Knotweed. The land is more particularly identified outlined in red on the attached plan.

The land is unallocated in the current Unitary Development Plan and is just outside Fairfield Conservation Area. Outline planning permission for the erection of 18 (no.) apartment and associated car parking was granted in 2004 (04/00369/OUT) and a reserved matters application was approved in 2007 (07/0059/REM). The site is therefore considered suitable for residential development, subject to planning, although it is understood that the Council would also look favourably on community uses.

The land is offered ‘For Sale’ on behalf of Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council, who will also consider applications from local community groups should they arise. The Council have obtained quotes for both chemical spray treatment and mechanical removal of the Japanese Knotweed and these can be shared with interested parties on request. Copies of site investigations and topographical surveys can also be shared with interested parties.

The sale is to be by informal tender with sealed written offers to be submitted by 12.00pm (Noon) on Friday 10th December 2021.

Offers submitted should reflect the proposed Terms of Sale which are available upon request.